MOSCOW, April 18 (Marc Bennetts, RIA Novosti)
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With Russia’s powerful Orthodox Church facing a wave of criticism from what it has called supporters of “radical liberal values,” a Christian publisher presented on Wednesday a book on the religious beliefs of stars of show business and film.
“The Church has always been persecuted,” actor and presenter Boris Korchevnikov, just one of the 35 celebrities featured in the “The Stars On Heaven” book, told a downtown Moscow news conference. “And today we are seeing more persecution – just in a different form.”
Celebrities interviewed in the book, released by the Moscow-based Nikeya publishers, include Oscar-winning film director Nikita Mikhalkov, actor Yevgeny Mironov, and rock star Leonid Fyodorov. Famed Serbian film director – and Orthodox Christian – Emir Kusturica is also featured.
The presentation comes ahead of an April 22 “defense of the faith” nationwide prayer called by the Orthodox Church to protect it from attacks by “"anti-Russian forces.”
The Church’s Supreme Council said in a statement earlier this month that it had been targeted by “those pushing through radical liberal values” over its opposition to same-sex marriages and consumerism.
But while Orthodox Church spokesman Vladimir Legoida denied the book was designed to shore up support for Russia’s Christian establishment, he also admitted the timing of its release was fortuitous.
“There is no such thing as a coincidence for God,” he said. “But this is not our answer to bloggers.”
Orthodox Church head Patriarch Kirill was condemned by opposition figures for his public backing of Vladimir Putin in the run-up to the ex-KGB spy’s landslide victory at March 4 presidential polls. The patriarch called the 12 years of Putin's rule a "miracle of God" in a televised meeting, triggering a high-profile protest by all-female punk group Pussy Riot at Moscow’s largest cathedral.
Top Church officials have also been criticized by bloggers and by opposition media for their “lavish” lifestyles. The anti-Putin Novaya Gazeta newspaper also alleged in February a pre-patriarch-era Kirill profited from Church tobacco and alcohol sales in the early 1990s.
Edited photo of Patriarch Kirill meeting Justice Minister Alexander Konovalov
Patriarch Kirill was also at the center of a scandal this month regarding a $30,000 Breguget watch, which was airbrushed – although its reflection remained intact – out of an official Church photo following public indignation over his possession of the luxury timepiece. The patriarch had admitted owning the watch in an interview prior to the row, but said he never wore it. Famous blogger and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny - an Orthodox believer - called the incident “shameful.”
Patriarch Kirill was first spotted wearing the watch in 2009, while he was preaching austerity as a way out of an economic crisis.
But a spokesperson for Nikeya publishers stressed on Wednesday that the book contained no explicit expressions of support for the beleaguered patriarch.
A number of celebrities featured in the book express however the conviction that only religious belief can save Russia and Russians.
“Without belief, Russians transform into beasts,” says director Mikhalkov, who won an Oscar for the 1994 film "Burnt by the Sun."
“Russians are afraid of very little. That’s why they need the fear of God the most,” says television presenter Yury Vyazemsky. “Morals alone will not save them.”
“The first steps to the Church are very easy, as if God himself is leading you by the hand,” says actor Andrei Merzlikin, star of the popular gangster film "Boomer."
The release of the book coincided with a scandal involving pop star Filipp Kirkorov, who was photographed speaking at the altar of Moscow’s Prophet Elijah church during the April 8 christening of his daughter.
Pussy Riot accused police of hypocrisy for not detaining Kirkorov. Three members of the all-female punk group face up to seven years behind bars after being detained in March over their performance of an anti-Putin song at the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral.
“Three Pussy Riot suspects have been behind bars for over a month for exactly the same thing,” the group said in a blog statement earlier this month.
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- email@example.comA new reality for the Russian Orthodox Church05:32, 19/04/2012RIA Novosti – Russian Orthodox Church
The Russian Orthodox Church like all religions around the world form an important part of the fabric of human social society. Religions give us a morality framework to work with that instills in the population that it is important to treat each other with respect, kindness, forgiveness, equality and so forth encouraging good social values. When the church does not do this then it fails in its function.
Religion is also important for many people to try and explain what happens after we die?
Do we simply cease to exist or is there more to us than just a physical body?
Up until 5 months ago in October 2011, I would have told you that we had this one life and that was it. You have one shot to get it right and if you mess it up too bad.
Then a very interesting thing started to happen. I began to discover evidence that perhaps this isn't the only life we get to live and perhaps life itself is a lot more involved then we have been lead to believe.
There is now a fundamental change happening across the world as our human civilization discovers what it is to be a human being. Many people will firmly reject this evidence as being impossible.
However the impossible seems to be the new reality and we need to get used to it.
Follow me on the journey that I took beginning in November 2011 that this is not the only life that we have lived and that there is much more to our reality than this single life on the planet Earth.
If this information scares you STOP and wait until you are ready to continue.
There is nothing scary about this information, it simply changes your reality of existence that has always been. Nothing is new, now you just know about it.
This new reality will have to be incorporated into every religion on Earth. (Slowly over time.)
What is a human being?
A human being consists of two principal parts.
1) A biological human being adapted to Earth with a brain of sufficient capacity and complexity suitable to host a spiritual energy light being (consciousness). This host human body is born, reaches maturity, reproduces, grows old and then dies of old age. At the time of death the spiritual energy light being (consciousness) is released back to the Spirit Realm.
2) A spiritual consciousness / soul that is an energy light being.
Each spiritual consciousness is unique just as each human being is unique.
A spiritual energy light being does not die once created, it is eternal.
The home of all spiritual energy light beings is the Spirit Realm.
3) The Spirit Realm is located at the centre of all dimensions.
Our dimension / universe / Earth plane is located 4 dimensions out from the centre of the Spirit Realm.
The first dimension is a dimension in development (the big bang so to speak). The second dimension is empty, set aside for future development. The third dimension is more advanced than this one and features both physical and mental dimensions.
The fourth is our spacetime dimension. For those that are curious, time is created by a moving energy string. Compress the string and time slows. Stretch the string and time accelerates. Move back on the energy string and move back into the past. Move forward on the string and move forward in time.
Think of each dimension as a globe encircling the spirit realm. Each dimension is defined by its vibrational energy.
The Spirit Realm is the centre of all knowledge, unconditional love and acceptance.
Corny but true.
Younger spirits incarnate on Earth to grow and develop. When spirits have advanced sufficiently after several thousand of incarnations, they advance to other specialities that are required in the Spirit Realm. Everyone has a special skill that is required.
Spirit Realm = Centre of all knowledge = Nature
1. I first became aware of the possibility that human existence is NOT all there is. In November 2011 I stumbled across this documentary called “Life After Life”.
This documentary covers 16 cases where people had Near Death Experiences and as a spiritual energy being left their body and travelled back to the entry point of the Spirit Realm where they were then turned around and told to go back.
Were 16 people hallucinating these similar details?
2. In December 2011 a thoroughly documented case arose where by a young boy recalled the details of being a World War II US Pilot. His name is James III. Between the ages of 3 and 5 years he told his parents details about a life he remembered as a World War II US Pilot. The information was researched and verified with people who knew James II still living today.
Past Life of James – Part 1 of 3
Past Life of James – Part 2 of 3
Past Life of James – Part 3 of 3
3. Carol Bowman runs the web site called “Past Children's Lives”.
Carol Bowman begin this work when her own children told her stories of a previous life on Earth. Carol Bowman was able to assist James parents try to understand what was happening and why James was recalling this past life information.
Carol Bowman had already discovered through her two children that the human body has a spiritual entity that is reincarnated lifetime after lifetime.
The verifiable proof that was happening was James III, the reincarnated US Pilot from World War II.
Carol Bowman has a great site where parents can leave stories about the past lives their children are remembering. Children will usually recall these memories between the ages of 3 and 5 years if it is going to happen. After 5 years the children are more involved with their current life and these past memories fade.
To be clear it is the spiritual consciousness of the child that is remembering.
4. This information then lead me to the web site International Association of Near Death Experiences.
Here is a compilation of Near Death Experience stories from people who have died, left their physical human body as a Spirit Energy Being, travelled to the entry point of the Spirit Realm and then been turned back for whatever or another. It was not their time to die yet.
Each of these stories is different with a similar underlying story. Together they represent a fairly accurate description of what a person's spirit will feel after they die and leave their body.
Many of these stories contain references to contemporary Christian religious figures like Jesus and Mary.
Sadly to disappointment all organized religions, there is no organized religion in heaven.
5. Which now brings me to Brian Weiss and Michael Newton.
Both Brian Weiss and Michael Newton are psychologists whose job it is to help people with physical and mental problems that cannot be solved by regular medical care.
To my knowledge both Brian Weiss and Michael Newton were practising their careers in the 1950's to the 1990's.
Both psychologists accidentally discovered while treating their patients that many of their current day problems originated in a previous life. This knowledge both surprised and shocked them.
Brian Weiss became an expert in Past Life Regression to help heal his patients by recognizing the Past Life trauma and working the patient through it. Once the source of the pain was revealed it went away. Brian Weiss did not take it any further than this.
Brian Weiss discovered that the unique spiritual consciousness of his patients had lived before, incarnated in previous human lives. Why was not certain, just that this was now a new fact of human reality.
Michael Newton also discovered by accident that his patients could identify an untreatable condition in this lifetime with a past life trauma. He to perfected Past Life Regression.
Michael Newton like Brian Weiss discovered that the unique spiritual consciousness of his patients had lived before, incarnated in previous human lives. Why was not certain, just that this was now a new fact of human reality.
Then one day one of Michael Newton patients who was feeling especially alone in the world took him not to a Past Life, but directly into the Spirit Realm in a Life Between Lives.
Amazed that this was even possible, Michael Newton would spend the next 40 years working with new patients who were interested in their Life Between Lives.
At the end of this 40 year period Michael Newton summarized his findings in two books.
Journey of Souls – By Michael Newton – 1997
Destiny of Souls – By Michael Newton – 2000
These two well written books discuss what the Spirit Realm is. What a Spiritual Energy Being is. Why Spiritual Energy Being's incarnate on Earth. What Spiritual Energy Being's do in the Spirit Realm between incarnations on Earth.
Read these two eBooks here.
If you were ever curious as to what your consciousness is, what you are doing here on Earth, and what you will be doing after you die, these two books will explain it all.
The information is absolutely fascinating.
6. After reading Michael Newton's two books, you might want to enjoy an interview he has done about his 40 years of research into the Spirit Realm. This interview nicely sums up a lot of the information in the two books.
Part 1 of 5
Part 2 of 5
Part 3 of 5
Part 4 of 5
Part 5 of 5
All of this information now provides a challenge for modern day religions like the Russian Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Anglican Church, the Protestant Church and so forth.
2,000 years ago the world was introduced to one God and his son Jesus Christ and it changed the world.
Now in the year 2012 a new reality of human existence is emerging.
God is being replaced with a Universal Consciousness = The Source = All Knowledge.
Jesus Christ is being replaced with our Spirit Guide, Spirit Group and Council of Elders
Heaven is being replaced with the Spirit Realm.
The Spirit Realm lies at the centre of all dimensions of which ours is the fourth one out.
There is no passage of time in the Spirit Realm.
Past, Present and Future exist at the same time called NOW time.
New developing spirits = energy light beings, reincarnate on Earth over thousands of lifetimes to develop and grow in wisdom and knowledge with regards to the value of life.
Earth is one of an infinite number of training worlds that host spiritual energy life forms for training and development.
In 2006 a revolutionary documentary was released that all human beings on the planet Earth were related through a common ancestor that spread out from Africa.
In 2012 we are now learning that ALL intelligent life in the universe has a central common spiritual component that is an energy light being from the Spirit Realm.
DO NOT CONFUSE the Spirit Realm with organized religion! They have nothing to do with each other.
Spirit Realm = Nature = Core of all universal knowledge = unconditional love and acceptance.
Corney I know but apparently it is the truth.
So there you have it, today you are now aware of a new reality of your existence on Earth.
Journey of Souls – By Michael Newton – 1997
Destiny of Souls – By Michael Newton – 2000
- free_mind50(no title)04:08, 22/04/2012Russians do not need the fear of god ( I hear this mantra reverberate in the western world all the time especially at higher echelons, it makes you wonder, where this planted seed is coming from),Russia is a dignified country, why does Russia need to fear anyone or anything, one does not need religion for morality. I am an atheist and moral. However some people prefer religion and there is nothing wrong with that, that is their choice, naturally.
This is not attack against the Russian orthodox church, it has it purpose and a historical place within Russian history. We should never forget power corrupts people, because of corrupting influence and circumstances.
An important History lesson to remember.
The western world it should be remembered, would have never been able to inflict the damage that it did to the Soviet Union and Later Russia, without the help of the various churches, and religious institutions at its disposal masquerading as humane NGOS and what not.
Some people need religion, some don't.
The western world uses religion as a dividing mechanism, and has done so successfully for centuries, it is the one easy way to infiltrate a country or region.
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